Courts To Open Monday As JUSUN Suspends Strike

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udiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has suspended its nation­wide industrial action.

The decision to call off the over two months strike was taken at the National Execu­tive Council (NEC) meeting of JUSUN, which held in Abuja.

At the meeting, after pains­taking deliberation, the NEC of JUSUN resolved to suspend its strike, effective from Monday.

Part of the communiqué issued at the end of the meet­ing commended the CJN and Heads of Courts for the patience and understanding throughout the period of the industrial action.

“NEC also commended the NJC for their effort in making sure that governors obeyed the MoA, judgment and agree­ment on the financial auton­omy of state judiciary.

“NEC of JUSUN con­demned the actions of gover­nors of Kaduna, Plateau and Benue states by withholding the salaries of judiciary work­ers for months and urged them to do the needful.”

Also, JUSUN pleaded with the NJC, the Presidential Implementation Committee, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Accountant General of the Federation, and other relevant stakeholders to see that the issue of judicial autonomy is laid to rest in ac­cordance with constitutional provisions.

Recall that the National Ju­dicial Council (NJC) had in a meeting with JUSUN officials on Tuesday, pleaded with the striking court workers to end action in the interest of the country and the suffering court users.

The Chief Justice of Ni­geria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, attended the meeting.

Feelers that the strike was about to be called off was sensed on Monday, when JUSUN task force allowed the swearing in of Justice Sali­su Garba, as the substantive Chief Judge of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

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The event took place at the Supreme Court which hither­to had been under lock and key due to the strike.

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